BY SAM BLUMENFELD, THE NEW AMERICAN—
If you’re wondering who’s funding the network of left-wing, non-government organizations in Israel, which aim to topple Netanyahu’s government and turn Israel into an Arab majority state, it turns out to be the same man who’s funding the Occupy Wall Street mobs: George Soros. Tel Aviv has had to contend with the same left-wing protests, tents and all, obviously all coordinated by one central global puppeteer.
That is why the Israeli Knesset passed the NGO Funding Transparency Bill by 40 to 34 in February. It was a hard-fought battle. But despite its neutered state, the bill survived and was enacted. It is a declaration of war by the conservative Likud Party against the shadow NGO empire being used by George Soros to shape the future of Israel. Its liberal opponents called it a “threat to democracy.”
Dan Greenfield writes in FrontPage Magazine, 9/22/2011:
While the bill was no longer able to empower the lifting of tax exempt status for foreign funded NGOs and it only addressed foreign funding of NGOs by government entities, it was a major step for foreign funding transparency. The Soros empire had been built on non-transparency, on hidden donor lists and front groups funded by think tanks with money pipelined in grants through a dozen different organizations.
NGO transparency threatened the entire Soros empire and the passage of even a neutered bill meant that Israel might finally be ready to begin rolling back the peel on the rotten fruits of the Open Society Institute. First governments, then foreign funders, parliamentary inquiries into foreign funding, and then the loss of tax exempt status for left-wing NGOs waging a civil war.
Soros’ global reach is what is contributing to world-wide economic and political disequilibrium. His attempt to overthrow the Netanyahu government is a particularly odious campaign. He has aroused intense hatred among many supporters of Israel. Dan Greenberg writes:
The campaign for Israeli NGO transparency threatens Soros’ long-term influence in Israel, and the defection of Jewish voters threatens his influence in America. His Israeli puppets have big money at stake. Soros, the Shadow Party billionaires and the EU have spent fortunes to buy up the left. Israeli left-wing university grads with no talent for tech have a lucrative alternative to dot coms in the NGO, and if their NGO mafia were to collapse, it would give the leaders of the housing protests some real economic problems to cry about.
In the United States, the radical leftist Shadow Party, which controls the Democratic Party, is funded by the same network of NGOs that was very well exposed by Glenn Beck on a big blackboard on his television show.
Soros is using against Israel the same communist-inspired strategy, which calls for “pressure from above and below” (pioneered by the Italian communist strategist and writer, Antonio Gramsci), which is presently being used so openly in the United States. Soros has a paid cadre of operatives who keep the OWS encampments in place, although municipalities have decided that enough is enough and are dismantling these putrid tent colonies. But they represent the pressure from below. Obama is the pressure from above. An Israeli reader of the FrontPage article wrote:
I had the personal pleasure of stomping down two tents bought by the Nazi collaborator to house his orcs . The municipalities, even those controlled by unJews, could not any longer keep the charade and ordered the filthy peons of Soros — Greenberg — to vacate. Some failed to comply and were, in Tel Aviv, forced by court order and some of the creeps inside, detained. In outline areas the people attended to them just as well. Many of those that were part are extreme left parasites.
Soros also uses other people’s money to fund his projects. Among the NGOs in Israel working to undermine the Netanyahu government are the New Israel Fund (NIF) and Rabbis for Human Rights. Concerning the NIF, FrontPage reveals:
The New Israel Fund is the mothership of Israeli left-wing NGOs and it is the most threatened by donor transparency. The NIF’s 25-million-dollar annual budget is used to fund even more radical groups, some of which call for boycotting or outright destroying the State of Israel. A recent WikiLeaks report quoted the local head of NIF, Hedva Radovanitz, as saying that she expected the country to disappear and be replaced by a more “democratic” Arab state.
All of this funding comes through Soros’ Open Society Institute, the Tides Foundation, and other nonprofit entities in the network. Even “J Street,” the left-wing Jewish lobby in Washington created to oppose pro-Netanyahu AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee), is a creation of the Soros network. It was Shadow Party billionaire S. Daniel Abraham, a former member of Soros’ International Crisis Group, who provided the manpower for J Street. The Soros money was carefully hidden in the paperwork.
It is obvious that Barack Obama’s attitude toward Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu has been shaped by his puppetmaster. He takes his instructions from the Shadow Party, that network of private organizations that now controls the policies of the Democratic Party, which is pursuing goals that are never openly discussed in public. These goals embody a fundamental hostility to American institutions and even to American sovereignty as a nation.
Much of the Shadow Party’s power lies in the public’s ignorance of its existence and purposes, and its ability to hide its radicalism behind the usual Washingtonian political rhetoric. Obama’s recent interview on 60 Minutes was typical of his ability to say nothing while appearing to say something. He even mentioned that some of his Republican critics call him a socialist! He didn’t deny that he was a socialist; he simply assumed that most viewers would gather from his demeanor that such an accusation was totally ridiculous.
However, the only government in the world which wants to expose the existence of the Shadow Party and how it uses its hidden power is the conservative Israeli government. And that is why its enactment of the NGO Funding Transparency Bill is an extremely important measure in exposing to the world and Americans in particular how the Shadow Party works. And that’s all the more reason why Soros wants to get rid of Netanyahu.
A reader of the FrontPage Magazine article left this comment (corrected for typos and grammatical errors):
The New Israel Fund … is supported and funded by George Soros and many American Jews. They organized the Rent-tent campaign as a deception in order to attack Israel’s government. Where, what and when the next attack will be is unknown, but there will be more attacks.
George Soros is the most dangerous enemy Israel has, trying to destroy the state of Israel through nonprofits. He has used the same techniques in Asia, by using a ruse to create chaos…. The Israel Resource News Agency confirms this: “The Israeli Arabs in the Galilee are determined to intimidate thousands of Jews to leave the Galilee. A New Israel Fund official wants Israel to disappear.
Thus, should a conservative Republican government take power in Washington in January 2013, the first act of Congress should be a full-scale investigation of the Shadow Party and its clandestine activities in the United States. The exercise of stealth, hidden money, bribery, and intimidation to achieve political power in Washington should be exposed for what it is: wholesale corruption of the political process. Only by enacting our own transparency law will we be able to protect Americans from the kind of fraud and deception that led to a socialist takeover of the White House.